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and the reason is this. after the u.s.-led invasion of iraq which syria opposed, and syria was turning a blind eye to cross into iraq to kill u.s. soldiers and allied soldiers. there was a reason why they did that. they wanted the bush doctrine to fail and they thought they were next on the hit list so they would do anything they could to help make this happen. one high-level syrian official told me later on, he said of course they were helping iraq. we wanted our guys to kill them. that is why we went into iraq. we wanted to get them out and get them through and you guys would kill them. and when he survived, particularly after the assassination of former lebanese prime minister in february 2005 that was blamed on syria by most of the international community and the pressure just escalated exponentially after that against syria. people in late 2005 for counting the days when the assad regime, there were syrian expatriates and organizations that were just waiting to move in. but he survived that and i think that really created in him a sense of triumphalist and survivalism that very much infor
the debate's focus, the september 11 terrorist attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, is expected to come up again. as sharyl attkisson reports, some are asking why american military help from outside libya never came. >> reporter: cbs news has been told that hours into the assault, an unmanned predator drone was sent over the u.s. mission in benghazi. it and other reconnaissance aircraft apparently observed the final hours of the protracted battle. a white house official won't detail the president's actions but told us at the start of the attack, military leaders look at available options and the ones we exercised had our military forces arrive in less than 24 hours, well ahead of timelines laid out in establishes policies. the official went on to add that a small group of reinforcements was sent from tripoli to benghazi, but declined to say how many or what time they arrived. that didn't help ambassador christopher stevens and three others who were killed. military sources tell cbs news that resources at nearby u.s. bases, sigonella, aviano, and souda bay, including planes which
in power but rebels are gaining control over much of libya. february 25th the u.s. state department withdraws all the personnel from the capital but six weeks later, april 5th, it sends stevens with a 12-man team by chartered boat to benghazi now under rebel control. as special representative to the rebels, stevens set up shop in the hotel. june 1st, 2011, a car bomb explodes in the parking lot in front of that hotel. steents academy his team decide it's too dangerous to stay there. in august, stevens and his team have a compound on the west side of city. >> it was rented from an owner who had a nice villa and several out buildings there. >> not a lot of security. >> inside the walls, four buildings, one is a large residence with a number of bedrooms in it. another residence has a cantina where the staff eats. across wait is what they call their tactical operations center built for staff, phones and security monitors. finally the barracks a small house by the main gate. it will house a libyan security force. october 20th, moammar khadafy is captured and killed. >> revolutions, killi
this morning on the green ship of our u.s. navy. it's very appropriate that it be here heading the fleet in san francisco. admiral beeman, thank you very much for your leadership. it is impressive what we are accomplishing. just two years ago, we started with an understanding that our military, the coast guard, the u.s. navy, the marine corps, had something that we really needed. it's called logistics expertise. and we recognized that and with the help of our fleet week association, with the help of our honorary chair, former secretary of state george scholtz, along with senator feinstein who started fleet week, we began to appreciate in addition to appreciating the men and women in uniform and the wonderful attributes of having fleet week and the blue angels and the parade of ships, we could also be working on something very important to this city. all across the world there are examples after example and i know the men and women and leadership of the uss macon know this after their tour of duty these past months, all over the world there are disasters and emergencies that we are res
to cambodia because the u.s. military is teaching cambodians how to speak english and they're going to be reading see spot run, or the updated versions of the sorts of things. so we are finding all over the world people want to learn english. >> host: so if people want to donate to your project, wooster website? >> guest: www..e. a g -- mid-bucks.org. >> host: we've been talking with stephen frantzich, this is his most recent book, someday. we are at the naval academy. this is booktv on c-span. >> in an interview at the u.s. naval academy in annapolis, aaron o'connell talked about the history of the u.s. marine corps. it's about 15 minutes. >> host: welcome as part of the tvs university series and would like to visit campuses across the country and talk with professors who are also authors. this week, we are at the u.s. naval academy in annapolis, maryland. joining us is professor aaron o'connell, who is also the author of this book, "underdogs: the making of the modern marine
strategy unveiled this month by defense secretary leon panetta makes it clear the u.s. military will take preemptive action if it detects a potential cyber attack that would kill americans or devastate american infrastructure. the aim is to make the threat of counterattack a powerful deterrent. is this the right cyber strategy for america? here with answers is irving la- chow the director of the program on u.s. national security in the information age at the the cent for new american security. irving welcome to the program. >> thank you very much. >> what's the importance of this statement especially at this time? >> i think secretary panetta had two goals in mind in issuing the statement. the first is a message to the adversaries around the world that the united states has the means and the will to defend itself. to take action if necessary, including preemptive action, and to respond if it should need to including by using cyber means. i think secretary panetta also intended this to spur congress to pass a cyber legislation that is potentially going to be reintroduced next month by sena
the chairman of the house of endangering several libyans who have been working with the u.s. by not giving their names when he released 166 pages unclassified libya documents. heading tomorrow night's foreign policy debate are, i have to say, more confusing to me as a consumer of news than they have ever been. we talked about this early on. i will put myself in the category of people who were troubled. category of people who were troubled by what seemed to be a distance between what the reporting and what the intelligence agency seemed to be saying and what was coming out of the white house. i thought that gab was worrisome. we talked about it on the show. i don't know what to think anymore because what looked like it first was officially the u.s. government line was this was spontaneous and in reaction to the video. there was a parallel channel of reporting indicating it was premeditated, the work of al qaeda militants and had nothing to do with the video. there was no protest in the video. that is what happened. now we have reporting from the l.a. times and "the new york times" talking t
. >>> good morning. i'm melissa harris-perry. at approximately 6:15 a.m. eastern time, former u.s. senator george mcgovern passed away while in hospice in sioux falls, south dakota. he was 90 years old. an early opponent of the vietnam war he was, the nominee for president in 1972 for democrats. he lost in a landslide election to republican richard nixon. in a statement, the mcgovern family said "we are blessed to know that our father lived a long, successful and productive life. advocating for the hungry, fighting for peace." mcgovern long will be remembered for his unwavering opposition to war and war is where we begin this morning. today we're taking you back to june 28th, 1914. yes. june 28, 1914. that was the day that a foreign emissary was assassinated while on a diplomatic mission in sarajevo. that set off a chain of events that led to the largest global conflict the world had ever seen. on that fateful day, a 19-year-old took the life of arch duke franz ferdinand. knowing the dead to the austrian hungarian empire would not go unanswered, serbia appealed to their russian neighbors f
quarter century of u.s. independence, britain and america chased each other about questions of population. it's optimization. even as white americans claim to need enslaved africans and african-americans to people of the labor force coveted to support ever-growing numbers of the nation's people. on the continent, the british continued to cultivate diplomatic and economic ties with native americans supporting the petition from whom the united states received the greatest threat to read on the ocean burton kunkel atlantic shipping forbidding the atlantic slave trade after 1807 and harassing u.s. merchants vessels. meanwhile burton's traditional goals population limitations because usually the british fought on their small islands of their main worry was too many people. but on the seas the navy needed every hand it could find on deck avoiding the american ships provoked enormous controversy. more so since the efforts could sweep americans into british mess. in the midst of such moral and political confusion both americans and the british made better efforts to maintain the better claim to v
parents were gone, working here in the u.s., i would look at the mountains and think my parents were on the other side of those mountains. post a word as you grow up -- which is where we borne? >> guest: i was born in mexico and a little town that nobody has heard of. but when i mentioned, it is three hours away. >> host: when did your parents come to the united states? how old were you? >> guest: my father came in 1877 when i was two years old and he sent for another three years later. savanna that came in 1980 when i was four and a half years old. poster wanted to come to the united states? >> guest: i came to the united states in 1985. in may of 1985 i was nine and a half, going on 10. >> host: what can you tell us about coming to the united states? what was your track? >> guest: well, i'd been separated from my father for eight years come this when he to mexico, my siblings and i convinced him to bring us back here because he wasn't going to come back to mexico and we didn't want to spend any more time separated from him. so we take him to bring us here. my father didn't want to
of tv cameras. september 16, u.s. ambassador to the united nations goes on five talk shows repeating the same story each time. >> what happened initially, it was a spontaneous reaction to what had transpired in cairo. >> my reaction where is secretary of state hillary clinton. >> to john bolton who served as u.s. ambassador under george bush, the choice of rice is telling. >> when you are a senior american official, you don'ting on the sunday talk shows unless you are white house choice. so, that to me is an indication there were already internal difficulties within the administration and that perhaps secretary clinton wasn't seen by the white house as the best spokesperson for what the administration wanted to say. >> september 17th the state department. >> does the united states government regard what happened in benghazi as an act of terror? >> again, i'm not going to put labels on this until we have a complete investigation. okay? i don't think we know enough. >> from my experience. former obama spokesman. >> first reports incredibly have information that information that may be
," that iran and the u.s. have agreed in principle to one on one talks about iran's nuclear programs and the white house said late last night they had not agreed to talks but the u.s., the administration, is open to the idea. senator graham, let me start with you. what do you think of one-on-one talks with iran, and what do you make of the timing of this coming out two weeks before the election? >> well, i think the iranians are trying to take advantage of our election cycle, to continue to talk. as we talk with the iranians, whether it is bilaterally or unilateral unilaterally, they continue to enrich and the vice president and the president said we will do nothing without coordinating with israel. so we've talked with them in moscow and talk with them in baghdad and they continue to enrich, enrich, and, i think the time for talking is over. we should be demanding transparency and access to the program and they doubled the centrifuges, so, i think this is a ploy by the iranians and i hope we are talking to the israelis, and, as we continue to talk, they continue to enrich and they a
is not falling off a cliff. the u.s. is doing a little better but all in all the global economy has slowed down and that's a reflection of that. i must say there are people in the tech industry who say it's also that we're sort of running out of ideas, that the silicon valley 2.0 is a bit playing out and we're waiting for another wave of new ideas, we're not seeing it. it may be some mix of those things, maturing industries. i know that's funny to say about things that are only five years old but in that business maybe it's true and slowing economy. i'm not super negative that we're going to just go into a recession unless we do something on the fiscal cliff. but i do believe that with a big overhang of public debt external debt, china, we're not going to grow like gangbusters and not going to see several years of great earnings growth. this moderation is very consistent with what i would expect in this point in the recovery. >> all right, we'll leave it there. great to talk with you, thanks so much. >> thank you, maria. >> ken rogoff joining us. up next, a warning to the world from a woman who
. let's start with breaking news. a report in today's "new york times" that iran and the u.s. agreed in principal to one-on-one talks about iran's nuclear program. the white house said last night they have not agreed to talks but that the u.s., the administration, is open to the idea. senator graham, let me start with you, what do you think of one-on-one talks with iran and what do you make of the timing, two weeks before the election? >> i think the iranians are trying to take advantage of our election cycle to continue to talk. as we talk with the iranians, whether it's barley or -- bilaterally or unilaterally they continue to enrich. we talked with them in moscow, we talked with them in bagged. they continue to enrichment the time for talking is over. we should be demanding transparency and access to the nuclear program. they've doubled their centrifuges so i think this is a ploy by the iranians. i hope we're talking to the israelis and as we continue to talk, they continue to enrich and try to break apart the coalition. >> what do you think the timing of the story coming out, one
perseverance. and perseverance, character. and character, hope. >>> this week, the u.s. catholic bishops have been urging special prayers for religious liberty. at a mass to open the rosary novena for life and liberty, archbishop william lori said catholics must bring their beliefs to the public square. religion came up briefly at the presidential debate tuesday, when mitt romney made a rare reference to his mormon faith. >> and i believe we're all children of the same god. i believe we have a responsibility to care for one other. i -- i served as a missiony for mchur. i rveds a storn my congregation for about ten years. >>> last week we began a new miniseries we're calling "none of the above," which focuses on the fast-growing number of americans, especially young adults, who say they have no affiliation with any particular religion. we did a joint survey with the pew forum on religion & public life to find out more about these people, who are often called the nones -- that's n-o-n-e-s. oday, kim lawtoneports on the nones and politics, what their influence might be in this year's election an
to the end. >> host: u.s. government -- >> guest: much briefer and not that brief. he was an officer from 1945-1950. he is ambassador in 1952 soviet union and gets kicked out. ambassador again in 61-63. yugoslavia. that doesn't go well either so he resigns and that is in as far as his government service is concerned. everything else was done in the private sphere. >> host: next call for john lewis gaddis from james in college park, maryland. >> caller: looking forward to getting your book. i am a big fan of george f. kennan. could you elaborate on his insights and observations of psychological makeup when he was in russia during the second world war? >> he was in russia for the last two years of the war. he has been in russia before that. he had probably as much exposure to russia as any american did in that period. when he made observations about psychology was more often the psychology of the leadership and that was stalin in that period and the critical observations that he made was however amicable relationship with fallen was, the expedia and see, no basis for a lasting relationship
members from the u.s. marine corps, 20 members from the u.s. navy, 10 members the u.s. coast guard, where we will then partner with them and cross train them and use our techniques, reaching technical rescue and high and low rescue being demonstrated in display. we will also be having some of our u.s. navy personnel on ride-alongs with members on our ambulances, fire engines and trucks to continue with our cross training. so, it gives me great pride to be here to continue to serve as the fire chief, to welcome the military, and to say thank you to all of you. here's to an enjoyable fun-filled busy weekend. all the best, and thank you for your service. (applause) >> i wanted chief to tell you about that training. we first did it in 2010, search and rescue which we knew was a problem in haiti in the earth wake in the recovery. and like they say in san francisco, the fire department, we know how to do it, but when the big earthquake hits, we're all going to be victims and we want to make sure that anybody that potentially could come in to help dig us out knows how to do it. well, we trained
news alert, everybody. former u.s. senator and three time presidential candidate george mcgovern has died. his family releasing a statement saying he did die peacefully this morning at a hospice in sioux falls, south dakota. he's best known for his landslide defeat against richard nixon in the neant 7 1972 presil election. he is also remembered as a tireless advocate for the poor and all of those in need. also a progressive voice that helped shape the democratic party and inspire a generation of democrats. mcgovern was a world war ii b-24 bomber pilot and served in the internet as wel senate fromr 18 years. george mcgovern was 90 years old. >>> but first, here we are. it is the final countdown and the final presidential debate upcoming. it may be the most critical night of the entire 2012 election. looming over it, of course, is the new fallout from the deadly terrorist attack in libya. good morning to all of you. i'm jamie colby. >> i'm eric shawn. welcome to america's election headquarters for this sunday morning. the obama administration's response to the attack on the u.s. consul
destined for the main u.s. base in afghanistan bagram airfield. a spoke person for the compound said no one was injured and that the fire was contained by morning. >>> in baghdad, twin blasts at a busy market killed at least eight people today and nearly 40 others were wounded in that explosion. police say most of the victims were women and children. street cleaners were seen sweeping up debris left behind. it is not yet clear who was behind the attacks but they came ahead of a holy islamic holiday, a time when officials believe al qaeda affiliates may launch an attack. u.s. troops with drew from the area last december. >>> in lebanon, a car bomb exploded in beirut killing a top security official and others yesterday and today a national day of mourning was filled not just with sadness but with anger. nbc stephanie gosk has more. >> reporter: the lebanese government declared a national day in this country. the military is on the streets in beirut today. they start off a number of roads including the main road to the airport. the city is rattled after yesterday's attack. it happened just aft
was the identification of the lead federal agency for us. it was u.s. aid. what they provided for us was an avenue for funding. for direct contact with the government of japan. direct contact with the u.s. embassy. what that does, it helps to establish policy and guidance. for those who are looking at ways to now think of these sorts of operations as case studies in which you can test your ideas with the state of california and how you would respond, i would strongly endorsed that you look at policy and guidance. that is something that cannot be assumed away. as you go from the local level to the municipal level, then the state level, and where you plug in with the federal government, this for assumption that we are on the same page and working off the same set of standards is something on which i reach out. to the extent that we were dealing with a contaminated, radiological environment, it was important to have a nuclear regulatory commission. it plugged into the washington, dc environment. the technical expertise that resided in the department of energy. working closely with the government of j
the women. so we created the female engagement team. with our interagency partners, the u.s. department of state, danish and british governments and of course the afghans, additionally we reached out to the private sector for partnerships, and not for profits to deliver things that we weren't capable of delivering or to cover gaps that arose as we implemented the plan. we implemented the plan through 17 teams through helman and our two female engagement teams. this is actually just scrolling pictures. sometimes a picture says a thousand words and i don't want to take you down the whole history of a year but i wanted to talk to you about how we framed this plan. this plan was framed into 5 pillars and the 5 pillars were students and parents, we attempted to build buy in and assure safety among the students. there was lots of fear of reprisals. by sending your kids to school there was fear that the taliban was going to knock on your door and let you know that that wasn't allowed. previously the taliban had instituted a medrossas so their only forms of education were religious schools
a couple of those talking points, what they may face. let's start with syria. what should the u.s. do about syria? if we don't do anything, al qaeda is already there sowing the seeds of their influence. do we intervene, do we stay on the sidelines? romney won't say what he would do if he put boots on the ground, but he continues to say the president has done too little. >> obama's argument, if, in fact, it comes up, we're coming off two wars in american history where the standard question is not when will we win, but when can we leave? romney is going to challenge him and he's going to say, and the great strength and weakness of the romney foreign agenda is he's got to counteract the presidency. we don't know what mitt romney will do or not, so he can basically say to the president, look, you need to arm me the rebels. you need to seriously consider a no fly zone, but there is a trap there for the governor because that takes america down a road away from the reality that the domestic economy is going to be the key issue. so that's one. israel is another key issue, and here i think the romne
complex than libya. and he believes that the u.s. should not raise the hopes of the syrian people. back to the journal report. >> ft economic crisis of our lifetimes, we are moving forward again. the unemployment's rate fallen from 10% to 7.8%. foreclosures are their lowest in five years. home values are on the rise. stock market's doubled. manufacturing's coming back. assembly lines are putting folks back to work. >> welcome back to "the journal editorial report." that was president obama this week at a campaign stop in ohio, painting an optimistic picture of an economy on the upswing. last month's unemployment numbers no doubt helped fuel that narrative as does news this week that new home construction reached its highest level in four years. so is america on the road to recovery? let's ask economist art laffer. good to you have here. >> thank you very much, paul. >> we've got housing rebounding, we've got consumer confidence up. we've got the jobs market. it's still a mediocre jobs recovery, but at least there's some. what's going on? are we seeing a really -- finally a good rebound?
's any end in sight for that nation's brutal war, then the u.s. isn't the only major power picking a president for the next few weeks. i'll talk with beijing's reporter e van osnos. also i'll talk to the education innovator sal khan, the founder of khan academy about how best to teach our kids. >>> and what does a company with almost 700 planes and tens of thousands of trucks worry about? fuel. i'll sit down with fedex ceo fred smith to talk about the future of energy. that crucial subject, the future of energy is also at the heart of our latest gps special which airs tonight at 8:00 and 11:00 p.m. eastern and pacific. in global lessons, the roadmap for powering america will take you around the world to bring you ideas about energy back home. >>> but first here's my take. the second presidential debate has been studied andablized mostly as a prize fight. who punched hard, who missed a swing. that's fine. but there was a substantive aspect to the debate as well. president obama actually showed up this time and he was engaged and arctticulate as was governo romney. as a result we got
romney say directly to the president? >> well, i think that he is going to say that the policy of the u.s. government and the response of the u.s. government and members of his administration is putting america at risk, putting america at risk because the administration hasn't been able to get its story straight about what happened, who knew it and when it happened. that's a big, hiewmg liable for president ork bottommasm he stepped in it further on that last debate when he claimed he told the world that it was an act of terrorism, when for two weeks after that, he and other members of the administration department claim it was an act of terror. there is a huge liable here for the president. >> eric: marjorie, how will the president explain that? >> i think there are a few things. first, he's going to go back to what came out of the debate, which continues to be true, that in the rose garden, after the attack, he described the attack as an act of terror. but i think it's important to remember which party is playing pol particulars. mitt romney was the one who in the immediate afterfact, b
govern was an unabashed liberal voice m u.s. senate. he was a gentleman -- i know that sounds a little strange in the harshness of politics, but personally i always found him to be quiet. what you would think of as south dakota. he was born and raised in south dakota. he was certainly in some ways out of step with that state's presidential politics at the very least. he didn't even win the state in his own presidential race. but he was unabashed liberal, loved his home state, and was just kind of a quiet, gentle guy, but fiercely liberal in his politics. >> candy crowley, thank you. we'll be checking in with you again with much more on this later on this morning. his family issued a statement saying that he passed away at 5:15 this morning. they said we are blessed to know that our father lived a long, successful, and productive life advocating for the hungry, being a progressive voice for millions and fighting for peace. he continued giving speeches, writing, and advising all the way up to and past his 90th birthday, which he celebrated this summer." he passed away surrounded by family and li
the predominant war. >> professor wayne hsieh between the war of 1812, civil war come 1861, by 1861 did the u.s. for the south professional armies? >> they did. it's very small and successful as a place where you see it happen its greatest success. but the problem is in 1861 it's a little over 16,000 officers and the officer corps will split so there is a professional army that is very small and has to be dispersed again and for that reason the early american armies in the civil war are actually quite poor really in their proficiency. they learn quickly but they learned the hard way, and that's one of the reason west point is catapulted to prominence because they are the only people with any kind of expertise and they immediately rely on very quickly and therefore they are given a disproportionate amount of influence but the irony again is that most of the -- de conquer during the mexico can pan with an army that's usually about 104,011,000. this is the third of the size of the army much smaller dvr me you see at places like gettysburg and scott is the only person that has much experience and b
suffered minor injuries. >>> the first u.s. senator to come out in opposition to the u.s. war. former president george mcgovernen died. he won the democratic nomination for president back in 1972. he lost to richard nixon in one of the biggest landslides in american history. he carried, massachusetts. he stayed in the senate until 1980, four years later he made a run for president but didn't make it. he died in hospice care this morning in south dakota. he was 90 years old. >>> a member of one of our state's most prominent families, clarence mitchell the third was laid to rest. he served in the house of delegates and the state senate. funeral services were held today at sharpsstreet memorial church. he died after a battle with cancer. he was 72. >>> an uplifting day in hunt valley, abc2news was there for the susan komen race for the cure. we will hear from people standing up and fighting to find a cure. >>> frightening news about spray on suntan lotion, those details coming up. >>> we are cool across much of the east coast. take a look in the south, dallas, 90s, you could see 80s in t
this morning. but it was extremely beneficial to not only the u.s. navy and marine corps, but to the international community. >> thank you. another hand? >> [inaudible] my experience with the haiti response. in this casey i was working at the deputy principal committee level and working at the white house. but it was really the first opportunity for this administration to work with a very complex response, and then recognizing for us the supported commander was usaid that normally isn't in the emergency response business. so, it was an educational process of how to move forces and yet support usaid and the role of the country team and port au prince. so, it was very informative there. and to back up when we had the first no fooling hurricane that worked its way up the entire gulf coast, the principal committee calls that were generated during the haiti response were then turned around and then bringing all of the governors into a conference call with the president to make sure that all their needs were being met in the advance of a hurricane arrival. so, we really had all
, what do you think will be the course of u.s. relations with cuba if castro does go? >> well, it won't be the direction the president has taken it over the last four years. they have these things called people-to-people trips to cuba which ostensibly is for americans to be able to travel to cuba. they're really tourism trips. people go over there for salsa dancing and cigar rolling lessons and all it is is a source of hard currency for the castro regime. you talk about fidel cast trow beak dead but i'll tell you what's near death in cuba is democracy. the cause of freedom in cuba has been hurt by the additional trips to cube and remittances providing hard currency for that regime. >> schieffer: are there lessons to be learned for today's politicians from what happened during the cuban missile crisis? we did avert, and probably came as close as we'll ever come, or had come to that point, to nuclear war. are there lessons to be taken away from that? >> you read the accounts after the fact it was even more chilling in terms of some of the advice the president was getting for his militar
sure didn't postwar career, which included command of the u.s. army. it's about 45 minutes. >> i want to thank quiller ridge books for inviting me back and all of you people for coming out to hear about general bill sheridan, who out of the triumvirate of union generals credited with winning civil war companies probably the least known of them. the others being ulysses s. grant and william tecumseh sherman. 1937, the three generals appear together in a commemorative postage stamp. as part of a series with great u.s. military commanders. and to his right is sherman and sheridan is on grants left. this is appropriate because by the time the civil war ended, sheraton was sometimes referred to as the left hand of grant of the left-handed. he was 10 years younger than grant and sherman. he was a dynamo, inspired his men with his intensity and personal leadership. he led from the front, but he was false to a careful planner. yet he was one who promptly acted on a plan and once it was made, was willing to change it if the conditions changed on the battlefield. but during the war, sheraton be
representative in 1957. after a failed bid for the u.s. senate, he became a special assistant to president john f. kennedy and focused on kennedy's high priority, food for peace program, to operate in more than a dozen countries by the time mcgovern left to run for senate in 1962. he won and as a senator, mcgovern would be known for his growing contempt for the vietnam war. >> the first time i spoke against vietnam, my son was then 9 years o he is now 19. and faced with the draft. it never occurred to me when i started speak out against that war that would would some day catch my own son. >> reporter: he voted in favor of the 1964 gallon ofu guff of tonken situation, which narcoticked action in vietnam and regretted it bitterly. he became more and more adamant that the solution was political, not military. by 1972, as mcgovern accepted the democratic nomination for president. as 3:00 a.m., his platform revolved around an appeal for withdrawal. >> come home, america. come home to the affirmation that we have a dream. equal home to the conviction -- >> i knew that he had 75 or 80 million people wat
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